Published: July 24, 2017

The July 20, 2017 White House release of the Trump Administration’s updated Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is the first clear indication of a shift by the Department of Justice on priorities under ADA Title II and III. The Obama Administration’s Fall 2016 Agenda had included proposed rules regarding non-discrimination in the accessibility of Web information in State and Local government services (ADA Title II), as the next step in addressing web accessibility.

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Published: February 27, 2017

In May 2016, the Obama Administration’s U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague letter directing schools to recognize and treat their students consistent with their gender identities once they received notice of any change.

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Published: December 2, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it is appealing last week’s nationwide preliminary injunction that temporarily blocked implementation of the Labor Department’s new overtime rule.  The rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, would have extended eligibility for overtime pay to an estimated 4.2 million exempt workers unless their weekly salaries were increased to new minimum salary levels.  The U.S.

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Published: November 28, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump has offered the job of Attorney General of the United States to Senator Jeff Sessions (R- Alabama).  The announcement raised eyebrows in some circles due to Senator Sessions’ history and recent statements about several hot-button civil rights issues. The Department of Justice plays a significant role in interpreting and enforcing many federal civil right laws.   

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Published: October 24, 2016

On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued their joint “Antitrust Guidelines for Human Resource Professionals” (“Guidelines”), which might come as a bit of a shock to the HR world, but not to the antitrust community. Hiring and compensation decisions can result in antitrust violations – and these Guidelines do not create any new law in that arena.

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